International Reports

INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

REPORTS FROM EUROPE 2010

REPORT SNIPPET:
“We arrived (Maya Deren, Julia Child and I) 4 days ago on Oct 13th after a very long flight via Paris to perform at the annual City of Women Festival. We were immediately ushered into the hotel restaurant for an interview with Iva Kosmos from the daily paper Dnevnik. After the long interview (we talked very slowly due to extreme fatigue) we ate a heavy dinner of pasta and gnocchi with cream sauce and went off to bed. Day 2 would be our street theatre workshop…”

Read the full Slovenia, Hungary and Greece Diaries

Check out these videos from the tour:

Workshop in Hungary

Workshop in Solvenia

 

REPORTS FROM JAPAN 2008

REPORT SNIPPET:
“Gracie Allen and I take off for Nagoya Japan on January 20th not knowing what parts we would play or the schedule or what would be expected of us. A professor in New York City who is writing a book about women’s kabuki (Lauren Edelson) and who knows NMK has reassured us that it will be a challenge but well worth it and full of many surprises. We arrived the following day, Monday January 21. The first surprise was a phone call from Shin that night who we assumed was a woman but sounded just like a man. Maybe he would turn out to be a transgender person. Anyway, we met him the next day and he turned out to be a young cute Japanese guy….”

Read our full Japan Diary regarding working with Nagoya Musume Kabuki – the only female kabuki troupe in Japan.

Check out these photos from the tour!

 

REPORTS FROM CHINA 2008

REPORT SNIPPET:
“China was like going to another world. And they probably think the same thing when they come to the States. It was the first time in my life where I definitely didn’t look like I was from there. In Ireland, England and even Argentina (due to the large amount of European immigrants) I was at least able to walk down the streets and fit in. It wasn’t until I opened my mouth that it was obvious I wasn’t from there. In China though, I was a tourist and there was no doubt about it. I never felt like a tourist though. People were very kind and patient, except the people trying to sell me a knock off designer handbag that is…”

Read the full Shanghai, China Diary on participating in Zenai MoMA’s Intrude: Art and Life 366

Check out theses PHOTOS from the tour!

 

REPORTS FROM THE UK 2008

REPORT SNIPPET:
“At the time of our performance, we were all so nervous. We played games, and sang songs, and danced around in the dressing room to get our mind off of the stress. Then it was time. We set ourselves onstage and went for it. We gave them a great show. You could feel our energy in the air. They loved us! We got so much positive response.”

Read our full U.K. tour diary

Check out these photos from the tour!

REPORTS FROM IRELAND 2007

REPORT SNIPPET:
“Guerrilla Girls on Tour arrived in Dublin, Ireland on a bonnie but blistery morning. We were armed with our Irish theatre and women’s rights research, our posters and gorilla wear, but nothing could have prepared us for the week ahead! Ireland is clutching onto the Conservative Catholic doctrines with all its might, and within our first 24 hours, we were met with cross and shield…”

Read our full Ireland tour diary

Check out these photos from the tour!

 

REPORTS FROM SPAIN 2006

REPORT SNIPPET:
“I discussed the EU’s influence on Spanish politics as well as the Catholic Church and its influence on women, feminism and family. I also learned that in much of Europe, even those counties where it is legal, as in Spain, gay marriage is being used as a divisive technique to push the liberal, religious contingency farther to the right. Many issues that we think are ‘American’ problems are stretching across the ocean. They are looking to the US as a model. The global movement must include many women voices. This is only the beginning of a much larger and farther-reaching discussion that is sprouting around the world.” – Eva Le Gallienne

 

REPORTS FROM SOUTH KOREA 2004

We were one of 91 artists from 38 countries invited to realize the 2nd Busan Biennale exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. One of our pieces in the exhibit was a collaborative work with the South Korean feminist group IPGIM entitled “ISLAND”. Both a performance and visual work, “ISLAND” exposes current stats about sex trafficking in Asia as well as applauds 14 female victims who have recently filed a lawsuit demanding national reparation.

Check out these POSTERS from the tour!

 

REPORTS FROM ARGENTINA 2003

REPORT SNIPPET:
“We’ve made it to Argentina! I am very excited about getting to work with the women of Argentina and of course to be in Buenos Aires. My only disappointment has been the cloudy and rainy weather we’ve encountered upon our arrival. But that has been cleared up by the charm and warmth of the Argentine people. Besides the outstanding food and beauty of the city, our hosts have been gracious and generous. I have gotten quite a few lingering stares so far…”

Alice Childress’ full Argentina Diary

Download our Vacancy! posters in Spanish

Check out these PHOTOS from the tour

 

REPORTS FROM PARIS 2003

Invited by the Palais de Tokyo, our posters, actions and photographs were included in their international exhibit “Hardcore, vers un nouvel activisme”. Aphra Behn, Alice Childress, Hallie Flanagan and Diana Sands performed our Guerrilla Girls On Tour Gig to a standing room only crowd on the evening of April 1, 2003 and also appeared on French Channel 3.

Reports from Paris

Photos from our Paris tour stop

Check out our Vacancy! posters in French

Read tidbits from Diana Sands tour diary

 

REPORTS FROM POLAND 2003

In collaboration with the National Women’s Information Network of Warsaw, OSKa, and through a grant from ArtsLink in New York, we toured to Eastern Europe for the first time and worked with seven Polish women artist/activists on a site-specific version of The Guerrilla Girls On Tour Show that included the work of Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska (1901-1935). The world premiere took place on April 11th in Warsaw immediately followed by a performance at a women’s conference in Poznan on April 12th.

Aphra Behn, Alice Childress, Cheryl Crawford, Hallie Flanagan, Helena Modrzejewska, Diana Sands and Sophie Treadwell were the GGOT’s involved in this historic trip. Out of our collaboration came a sister group – Guerrilla Girls On Tour Polska.

Check out these PHOTOS from the tour

Read Sophie Treadwell’s Poland diary

Read The Guerrilla Girls On Tour Show in Polish